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#21 Auskar

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (dad123 @ Oct 16 2007, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thats because Showtime would rather air gay porn than something that you may need a brain cell to watch.

I have showtime. I watch Dexter. Brilliant Show. I watch Californication. Good show. I don't mind if they don't want to run SciFi shows because they aren't The Showtime SciFi Channel. They're just Showtime.

I do think it is weird when the SciFi channel wants to show wrestling.

Ghost Hunters would probably bother me if I ever watched it. Flash is so cheap and poorly done I can't believe they even gave it the go ahead, but it is probably done by whatever company does those incredibly stupid Saturday Night SciFi Creature of the Week movies. With Painkiller Jane, I think they just strung out some eastern European company, saying they would think about buying it, then laughing up their sleeves because they got 20 weeks of original programming for Friday night and never ever even thought about renewing the show or giving those guys a decent budgut to work with. Oh, and reading the minds of dead people? That's such a con.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:39 PM

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The evil-doer responsible for cancelling it, (a program executive I care not to name) eventually got replaced because he continued to upset fans by cancelling other highly rated Blowtime's programs. cool.gif



Is that the same person who cancelled Dead Like Me? smile.gif
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE (kylenin51 @ Oct 16 2007, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One summer years ago, I got Showtime for free. And you know what I watched? Just three things: The SG-1 premiere episode (it was a repeat), the MST3K movie, and another SF movie Dark City. That was all. I didn't watch any non-sci-fi shows. And now, apparently they don't have any sci-fi. So what's the point in getting the channel, even if it's free?


The ONLY reason I still have Blowtime is because I'd save only $1.00 by dropping them from my cable package!.......go figure..... blink.gif
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:20 AM

Great. I'm a fan of yet another cancelled show.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:08 PM

Hey, we could start a club!.. no, that's already been done <G>

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

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Is that the same person who canceled Dead Like Me? smile.gif


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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Auskar @ Oct 16 2007, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have showtime. I watch Dexter. Brilliant Show. I watch Californication. Good show. I don't mind if they don't want to run SciFi shows because they aren't The Showtime SciFi Channel. They're just Showtime.

I do think it is weird when the SciFi channel wants to show wrestling.

Ghost Hunters would probably bother me if I ever watched it. Flash is so cheap and poorly done I can't believe they even gave it the go ahead, but it is probably done by whatever company does those incredibly stupid Saturday Night SciFi Creature of the Week movies. With Painkiller Jane, I think they just strung out some eastern European company, saying they would think about buying it, then laughing up their sleeves because they got 20 weeks of original programming for Friday night and never ever even thought about renewing the show or giving those guys a decent budgut to work with. Oh, and reading the minds of dead people? That's such a con.

Skiffy just doesn't give an expletive.



Blowtimw DID have good programs, they just had a person who cancelled them all and after 4 times, I refused to get attached to another program on that station. Don't want them to disappoint me...........again..... unsure.gif
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 02:03 PM

There are a lot of good canceled shows. I think it's great that SciFi is airing at least one and if they would re-run more, it would be better than the usual drivel. I wouldn't have even known this show existed if it weren't for this re-run, so it makes me wonder how many more shows I have missed/am missing. Although, I think they have galvanized me to buy the DVD's since I find the bleeping out distracting. Plus I missed part 1 of the pilot dry.gif

And as for resolution - even if there was a nice neat little bow tied on top do you really feel satisfied when a fantastic show ends?

Anyhow a little off topic. Since I obviously missed a good scifi show the first time around is there any more than I should be aware of? Ones that I already know of (either ongoing or canceled) are:

Farscape (great)
Firefly (great)
BSG-TNS (great)
Dresden Files (books = great)
Stargate SG1 / Atlantis (good disposable TV)
La Femme Nikita (disposable TV, not scifi)
Dead Like Me (not my thing)
Eureka (not my thing)

Anything I'm missing?

*thanks kylenin51, I modified for clarity.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:06 PM

Stargate Atlantis and Eureka haven't been cancelled.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:23 PM

well, I don't remember O5 from the first run. I am really enjoying it and though I know it won't have a conclusion, I still look forward to each episode. I think it has a great story and acting. Now from reading here I know it's on DVD with more scenes. It's making money for someone.

It certainly, at least in my opinion, beats shows like PKJ and Flash or as we call it at my home, Mongo Pongo. LOL

As far as new, I think that Sci fi means New line up, as in not the shows that were being shown before.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (GateGal @ Oct 22 2007, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well, I don't remember O5 from the first run. I am really enjoying it and though I know it won't have a conclusion, I still look forward to each episode. I think it has a great story and acting. Now from reading here I know it's on DVD with more scenes. It's making money for someone.

It certainly, at least in my opinion, beats shows like PKJ and Flash or as we call it at my home, Mongo Pongo. LOL

As far as new, I think that Sci fi means New line up, as in not the shows that were being shown before.



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Posted 27 October 2007 - 03:11 AM

man as soon as I found out about this show I got the entire season and wached it, this is one of coolest and one of the most intense series I have seen.

LETS TRY TO FIND A CHANNEL AND REVIVE THE SERIES FOR A SECOND SEASON AND HOPEFULLY MORE.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 03:23 AM

QUOTE (Auskar @ Oct 16 2007, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have showtime. I watch Dexter. Brilliant Show. I watch Californication. Good show. I don't mind if they don't want to run SciFi shows because they aren't The Showtime SciFi Channel. They're just Showtime.

I do think it is weird when the SciFi channel wants to show wrestling.

Ghost Hunters would probably bother me if I ever watched it. Flash is so cheap and poorly done I can't believe they even gave it the go ahead, but it is probably done by whatever company does those incredibly stupid Saturday Night SciFi Creature of the Week movies. With Painkiller Jane, I think they just strung out some eastern European company, saying they would think about buying it, then laughing up their sleeves because they got 20 weeks of original programming for Friday night and never ever even thought about renewing the show or giving those guys a decent budgut to work with. Oh, and reading the minds of dead people? That's such a con.

Skiffy just doesn't give an expletive.


I say make a new series in the B5 universe, I loved that show. Only if they could get JMS to do the writing though, cause it just would be the same without him.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (Mreen @ Oct 13 2007, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think most people already knew that going in- but it was a well thought out premise that deserves an airing now and then. Once upon a time that was Scifi's main thing, reair cancelled shows so we could remember the good and the camp and reminisce about the old discussions on how it should have ended. Actually the channels heyday, before they started cancelling shows before their time themselves.

I think this is the perfect year to reair the series - had I known it took place in 2007, I might have been looking for it myself.


This is all fine. When SciFi first aired they had years and years of all types of science fiction to draw from and it was a fresh perspective to have a strictly science fiction channel, I personally was thrilled. Over time they have beat the oldies but goldies to death, like The Twilight Zone, The Hulk, etc. I cannot complain about high quality shows like Odessy 5 being shown with a run of 20 episodes. The killer is all of the other low quality garbage that is being thrown out to its viewing public, you know the ones that actually watch the commercials and support the network because we are science fiction fans that really want this network to succeed. How can they improve when they throw out good shows like The Dresden Files, Jake 2.0, and Dead Like Me, while they keep what I consider to be garbage like the old "SciFi" classic ECW or forbid that very "realistic" Ghost Hunters, or that oh so painful Pain Killer Jane. If they keep improving the quality of the shows, they will keep the loyal viewers like myself, but if the garbage keeps up, I know they will loose at least one, and that is me. I for one wish they had some competition in this broadcast market and it was actually able to get good quality programming in a consistent fashion, like Odessey 5, Eureka, and The Dresden Files. sad.gif
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:43 PM

As a perfect example of what I have said Above, tonight will be the first Halloween that I have not watched the SciFi channel. I refuse to watch this fake garbage Ghost Hunters shows as they have never come up with nothing. Its amazing that Roto-Rooter or Rid-Ex does not advertise on this show. The show could use a good flush. dry.gif
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:30 AM

I missed O5 the first time around as well. Now having seen the first few eps I realize I missed something good. I know that it got cancled before resolution, but it still is good TV. SciFi saves money by buying shows like O5 and Threshold and airing them again. So if it keeps my channel on the air, so be it. I just wish they would use that money for better stuff than Flash.
I think we got spoiled with shows like B5, Star trek, and SG. They ran for years and became a regular part of our lives. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. If you remember, B5 had to worry each year if they would be picked up again. And by the end, when TNT picked them up, the studio basically ruined the show (Rangers anyone?). I still hate TNT for that.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:49 PM

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:03 AM

I would recommend "Brimstone". It was yet another series that was creative, well done and killed abruptly. It aired on Fox.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (kylenin51 @ Oct 15 2007, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I heard that Showtime got rid of Odyssey 5 because it didn't fit their "new" type of programming, to better compete with their rival HBO. In other words, no science fiction. O5 isn't the only sci-fi series that got chopped. There was also The Outer Limits and Stargate SG-1, both of which (fortunately) continued on the Sci-Fi Channel. The Outer Limits only got one additional season, but SG-1 went on for another 5 years and even spawned another series.


They cancelled Odyssey 5 at the same time as Jeremiah. Made me fell like a sap for switching from HBO to Showtime.
Both were excellent shows. I have seen the episodes originally aired and it is the best SciFi of all time. I am hoping that
SciFi has some plans for a movie.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:34 AM

Perhaps we should start writing letters to SciFi with requests to produce the second season? I've watched Odyssey 5 DVDs earlier this year and I'm still very angry about no resolution to it, this show should be continued.
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